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We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in another direction- General George Paton

= the epitome of business!

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Top Gear style charity challenge to Monaco – 11th May

The A team

The A team- L-R Janette Whitney, Alan Trace, Lorraine Nugent

The ‘A team’ aims to win Top Gear style charity challenge to Monaco– May 2013.

A team of 4 Sussex business people will be participating in a charity road race from Manor Royal in Crawley, to Monaco in France on Saturday 11th may 2013.

English: Monaco, Monte Carlo

The ‘A Team’ – consists of Janette Whitney of Janette Whitney & Associates (www.whitneyassocs.co.uk), Lorraine Nugent of Media Word Waves , Gurpreet Gill of LloydsTSB Commercial (Crawley) and Alan Trace representing Ray Lewis Sports Wear .

In a quest to raise much needed funds for 14 charities that are all members of the Gatwick Diamond Business Association (GDBA), The team will be driving from Manor Royal to Monaco leaving at the unearthly hour of 4am on sat 11th may aiming to make it to Monaco within 14 hours of driving.

 
The A team will be one of 12 teams participating in the top gear style road race going head to head with Jeremy Taylor (CEO of GDBA), David Montgomery (Treasurer-GDBA) and Steve Pullen (Chairman-GDBA) who will be travelling to Monaco via public transport!

 
There is no more than 30 minutes in it so it’s going to be an extremely tight race!

 
The teams are aiming to raise at least £12,000 for 14 wonderful charities:- CCVS, Chestnut Tree House, Golden Lion Children’s Trust, Home Start Crawley, Outreach 3Way, NSPCC, The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre, Rockinghorse, St Catherine’s Hospice, Sussex & Surrey Air Ambulance, Sussex Community Foundation, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Young Enterprise & Young Epilepsy.

Janette Said “We hope that local people and businesses will support the 14 local charities by donating via our just giving page. As a team we are proud to be giving our time freely to help raise funds for these charities that do vital work for our Sussex community”
To donate visit http://www.justgiving.com/MWW-JW-GJ-ATeam

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New National Minimum Wage rates (NMW)- 1st OCT 2012

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE RATES

The Government has accepted the independent Low Pay Commission’s ( LPC) recommendations for this years National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates

The following rates come into effect on 1st october 2012:

  • The adult rate will ncrease by 11p to £6.19 per hour
  • The rate for 18-20 year olds will remain at £4.98 an hour
  • The rate for 16-17 year olds will remain at £3.68 an hour
  • The rate for apprentices will increase by 5p to £2.65 per hour

For professional impartial  business advice and solutions contact Janette Whitney at Janette Whitney & Associates on 01403 733671 or email jw@whitneyassocs.co.uk.

Positive mental attitude works every time for me!

In today’s busy world  it seems that events control us as opposed to us controlling events.If you feel that way, here are 5 ways to start taking control and help you shift into more positive thinking patterns.

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Watch this space………….

As a Sussex Business Consultant I travel around to many networking events, some as a member, some as a guest  and some which are a splendid mix of business and social.

One such networking group is the Business Builder Club which takes place in Horsham once a month……..SHHH. don’t tell anyone though as they may want to attend!

As an experienced writer and business author, my expert articles are regularly featured in the regional Sussex and local media and on various online business websites. This is a fantastic compliment to my work and I love sharing my knowledge with every reader.

So as a member of the Business Builder Club  I was delighted to be invited as a regular online contributor to their website. Thanks guys. Have a look  here and  why not join me at the next event to share in the best Business Social in town.

Watch this space for more top tips too!.

Need focussed and insightful business advice, then contact me at Janette Whitney & Associates

Happy New Year -2011 in review

Those nice people at WordPress.com prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog and I thought I would share it with you.

Thankyou for reading my website blog throughout 2011 and I look forward to spending time with you in 2012.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!.

 

 

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Excellent blog posts in action

 

Blogging can increase your sales

 

Do you sometimes get stuck for something to write on your blog?

Me too.

 

 

I had an interesting and informative morning at dawn brewers excellent blog posts action class  today. Came away with a very useful action checklist for every blog post I write. This will encourage me to blog more often which coupled with the various social media platforms ( Twitter, Facebook etc) will make my online presence more complete.

Of course online marketing  should be one part of your overall marketing strategy . Consider  your Outbound Marketing ( also known as offline marketing) and your Inbound Marketing (also known as online marketing) as two sides of the same coin- both are needed to deliver the maximum business results.

A cohesive marketing strategy properly implemented will achieve more sales for your business and hence improve your bottom line profits.

Want to know more about writing for the web then hop over to see dawn.

Want to increase your sales with a dynamic marketing strategy? then contact me at Janette Whitney & Associates.

 

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